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Discover native wildlife at Maru Koala and Animal Park, where you can pet a koala, hand-feed albino kangaroos, walk with the dingoes, talk to parrots, meet golden possums, and get wrapped up in a 3-meter (9.8-ft) python. You can also go on hourly guided tours inside the koala enclosures and listen to interactive talks given by the animal keepers. Don’t miss the park’s mini golf adventure, where you can putt your way around pirate ships, life-size pirate figures, and a gold mine under a waterfall. This unusual animal park combines wildlife preservation and entertainment, and features a popular bistro with views out into the animal park where you can rest over a light meal and a cold drink. Our Grantville trip builder makes visiting Maru Koala and Animal Park and other Grantville attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Tours To Maru Koala and Animal Park
Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip with Koala and Wildlife Park BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $89
Duration: 12 hours
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Maru Koala and Animal Park Reviews
Excellent center that ticked all the boxes. Obviously to meet with stroke a koala we paid for it but even so this was a great visit. Staff really nice and the breakfast was excellent brilliantly... more »
The main reason for my visit was to do the koala close encounter, it was such an amazing experience! Grace- the two year old koala had such an inquisitive personality and was absolutely beautiful, I..... more »
A great place to visit (albeit small) if you’re in the area. Take the time to play mini-golf - the course is fun and surprisingly big! Kangaroos are really friendly and you can buy food at the kiosk to hand feed them. Regular talks on the variety of animals there, average quality information and audience engagement. Cafe serves food and drinks (incl coffee and alcohol) and there is a gift shop on site also. Plenty of free parking, and disabled access.
Been here twice and love it. You get to walk around and see the animals, including feeding the kangaroos by hand, and feeding the emu if you're brave enough. Depending on the time of day, you might be there for a keeper talk on one of the other animals, and last time I got to pet a dingo, which was lovely. It's definitely worth it to get a photo with a koala if you've never done it. The gift-shop is less overpriced than most, so that's a bonus.
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